ARLINGTON, Texas -- Colby Lewis allowed two runs in seven innings, and Elvis Andrus had the first of three run-scoring hits in a three-run first inning as the Rangers edged the Yankees 3-2 for their only series win of the month.
Adrian Beltre and Martin Perez also drove in runs in the first against Hiroki Kuroda, who had been given a 1-0 lead as Brett Gardner hit a leadoff homer for the second straight game.
But Shin-Soo Choo started the Rangers' first with a single and scored as Andrus followed with a double into the left-field corner. Beltre singled in Andrus two batters later, and Martin sent a two-out blooper into left to cap the scoring.
Jacoby Ellsbury homered in the third, and Carlos Beltre singled two batters later. But that was it for the Yankees against Lewis, who retired the final 13 batters he faced.
He finished at 106 pitches after throwing 29 in the first inning.
The Rangers finished July with a 6-20 record, with five of the wins coming since the All-Star break.
Derek Jeter went 0-for-4 in his final game at Globe Life Park. Before the game, he received a pair of custom cowboy boots and a $10,000 check for his foundation from the Rangers, and President George W. Bush presented him with a framed autographed photo of the two of them before Game 3 of the 2001 World Series.
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